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Hydronic Heat/Towel Rack....

Posted by Ruddydog52 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 30, 11 at 19:37

Hello, I haven�t been on this site for a few years. I do remember it was so helpful to me before. I hope to be able to talk to a plumber. I am back to get some more advice. I am going to do a complete remodel of my bathroom right down to the studs. I have a plumbing question. At least I think I am in the right forum because a plumber would be the one to install the heating device. I have been looking a hydronic heat towel bars to heat my 9� long by 9� wide by 9 high bathroom with on 30" X 50" window. I am trying to figurer the correct size unit (towel bar for the room).
Also these towel bars are quite expensive anywhere from $1600.00 to $2100.00 depending on size and that�s just for the unit not counting instillation costs if I do use a plumber. ( I�m am thinking I might be able to do this my self. If I take out forced hot water baseboard heat and replace it with the hydronic towel bar and I am also going to use radiant heat as a supplement under the floor tile.

I have seen the same towel bar/heater on a web site from the UK.
http://www.bathroomheaven.com/
and they are considerably less money. 2/3 less really. So I am asking has anyone ever used them here? I am wondering if the fittings are the same or can they easily be adapted?
Any advice with someone who has gone before me would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Ruddydog52


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RE: Hydronic Heat/Towel Rack....

We renovated our bathroom two years ago and did exactly what you are proposing. I was shocked at the prices of the Myson and found one on a UK web site for a lot less money. Essentially the same ones are on this web site: http://usa.hudsonreed.com/hydronic-towel-warmers.html. We hooked them into our old hot water heating system with no issues whatsoever. We also put radiant heat in the floor and we are thrilled with the performance.


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RE: Hydronic Heat/Towel Rack....

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks again.

Ruddydog2


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